Luke Russert’s Odyssey: ‘Look for Me There’

May 4, 2023

This is not a story about Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, who went in search of his wandering father. But it is a personal story, an epic all his own, […]

Counting Our 2018 Losses

January 3, 2019

Death is always a loss, of course, but it also acts like a broom, stirring up memories and shared joys, achievements left behind to become permanent, as gifts and reminders.  

John McCain: The Long Goodbye

September 3, 2018

The presence and participation of the two presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, was practically an ode to embracing bipartisanship, as opposed to a eulogy for it, as well as a kind of affront to the absence of President Donald Trump.

McCain Continually Crossed the Aisle

August 30, 2018

The late Sen. John McCain will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Speakers will include Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Chuck Schumer and Mike Pence. 

National Portrait Gallery Honors John McCain With Memorial Photo (video)

August 27, 2018

The National Portrait Gallery today honored the life and legacy of the late John McCain by hanging his photograph for an indefinite period in the museum’s In Memoriam space on […]

Sen. John McCain, Gone Too Soon at 81

McCain had qualities that might have inspired us moving forward: humor, the experience of suffering, a heroic nature, principles and honor, a natural optimism about American virtues and the nation’s future.

The Senate Vote: A Turning Point?

July 31, 2017

The tension built as the tallies rose evenly into the high 40s. Then, around 1:30 a.m. Friday, Sen. John McCain reentered the chamber.